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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT FRI AUG 1 2014


... DAILY SOIL TEMPERATURE/MOISTURE SUMMARY...

SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE OBSERVATIONS FROM ACROSS MONTANA
SOIL TEMPERATURE IS IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

SOIL TEMPERATURE /F/ AT LISTED DEPTH
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           61        58          54               50
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  69    70        71          68
BOZEMAN 12SE                    52          50               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          54        53          50               47
COOKE CITY NR         49        47          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     70    73        76          68               63
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                50
GREAT FALLS     67    72        72          72
HAVRE SCAN      71    73        73          67               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                50        49
JORDAN SCAN     74    78        79          74                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         58        56          50               50
LAKEVIEW 15NW         58         M          56               51
LINCOLN 11SE          54        52          51
LINDSAY SCAN    71    72        72          68               62
LOOKOUT PASS           M        52          48                M
MANY GLACIER                    56
MAXVILLE NR           56        55          50               48
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   67    70        71          66               62
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        49        47          45               41
NEIHART 12SE          56        57          52               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      63              68
SIDNEY 8SW      68              70
SIDNEY SCAN     69    70        68          65                M
THREE FKS SCAN  68    71        73          70               64
TIBER DAM SCAN  70    78        78          72               64
WEST YELLOWSTONE      68        70          65               60
WEST YELLOWST S       61        52          51               45
WHITE SULPH 13SE      54        54          50               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT
SITES

ABERDEEN HILL   68                      82
ALZADA DOT      68                      86
ARROW CREEK     72                      89
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  65                      85
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      73                      86
BIG HOLE PASS   55                      55
BOULDER PASS    62                      82
BOWMANS CORNER  63                      84
BOZEMAN PASS    61                      83
BULL MOUNTAIN   73                      88
COMERSTOWN      70                      82
COW CREEK       72                      87
CRYSTAL CREEK    M                       M
DEARBORN        64                      85
DENTON DOT      66                      85
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  61                      84
EKALAKA DOT     68                      84
ESSEX DOT      113                      83
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    63                      88
GEORGETOWN LAK  57                      76
GEYSER DOT      64                      82
GOVERNMENT HIL  72                      89
GREENOUGH HILL  63                      85
HAYS DOT        67                      81
HELMVILLE DOT   62                      84
HILLSIDE DOT    70                      89
HYSHAM HILLS     M                       M
INGOMAR DOT     73                      87
INVERNESS       66                       M
JUDITH GAP      66                      82
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       73                      90
LEWISTOWN DVD   68                      84
LINDSAY DIVIDE  70                      84
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        71                      81
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   71                      84
MONARCH CANYON  55                      74
MONIDA PASS     61                      81
NAVAHO DOT      65                      83
NINEMILE DOT    31                      90
NORRIS HILL     63                      67
PENDROY DOT     65                      81
RAYNOLDS PASS   53                      73
REEDPOINT DOT   64                      85
ROGERS PASS     61                      76
ROSCOE HILL     64                      83
SACO DOT         M                       M
SIEBEN DOT      62                      87
SIOUX PASS      69                      84
SWAN LAKE       66                      85
SWEENEY CREEK   70                      91
SWEET GRASS     70                      35
TROUT CREEK     67                      90
TWO MEDICINE    58                      75
US2 STATELINE   69                      84
YAAK HILL      107                      83
YELLOWSTONE B   68                      25

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES
WHEN FROST PENETRATION VALUES ARE LARGE, THESE VALUES MAY BE
OVERESTIMATED
BY A FOOT OR MORE.

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                M     M
GREAT FALLS            M     0

SOIL MOISTURE /VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE IN PERCENT/ AT LISTED DEPTH
SOIL MOISTURE IS IN UNITS OF PERCENT VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE.
VALUES AT OR NEAR ZERO MAY BE ERRONEOUS.
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR            0       10           4                 9
BOZEMAN 12SE                    5          30                41
CAMERON 15SW           9       34          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     12    23       32          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         16        0          11                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               34
HAVRE SCAN       5    12       23          20                25
JORDAN SCAN      6    16       25          22                19
LAKEVIEW NEAR          6        4          28                16
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M        M           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          14       13          19                 9
LINDSAY SCAN     5     6        8           6                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M       13          48
MANY GLACIER                    2
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                11
MOCCASIN SCAN   10    19       20          14                 8
MOUNT LOCKHART        13       29          45
NEIHART 12SE          24       34          30                34
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       19          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN   4    13       40          43                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN   6    17       18          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         4        0           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         15       20          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6        7          14                26

FIELD CAPACITY OF SILT LOAM AND CLAY LOAM SOILS IS APPROXIMATELY
35 PERCENT OF VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE. THE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
OF THESE SOILS IS AVAILABLE TO PLANTS AT VALUES BETWEEN 13 AND 45
PERCENT. TO APPROXIMATE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER AS LISTED IN THE NEXT
SECTION...DIVIDE THE LISTED VALUE BY 40 AND MULTIPLY BY 100. FOR
EXAMPLE...30/40 TIMES 100 EQUALS 75 PERCENT. VALUES GREATER THAN
50 INDICATE VERY MOIST SOIL CONDITIONS.

SOIL MOISTURE /CENTIBARS/ AT LISTED DEPTH
VALUES ARE IN CENTIBARS. 200 CB IS DRY...0 IS WET.
               2IN   4IN   6IN   8IN   12IN   20IN   25IN  30IN
ASHLAND NR                         M
BROCKWAY NR                        M      M
FISHTAIL                     M            M      M
GREAT FALLS                200          200    110          59
MIZPAH 12NE            M                         M
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                         M      M
ZORTMAN                            M      M
FOLLOWING IS A TABLE ON CONVERTING CENTIBARS TO AVAILABLE WATER
IN LOAM AND CLAY/LOAM SOILS
 10CB OR LESS...MORE THAN 95 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 20CB...........80 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 30CB...........75 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 40CB...........65 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 50CB...........55 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 60CB...........50 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 70CB...........45 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 80CB...........40 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 81-85CB........38 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 85CB OR MORE...NO AVAILABLE WATER
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